Meeting/Event Information

June 2018 Meeting

June 12, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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San Diego Natural History Museum: The Nat
1788 El Prado
San Diego , CA 92101

San Diego Natural History Museum: The NAT 

The San Diego Natural History Museum is located in beautiful Balboa Park, just minutes from downtown, and offers a unique and memorable venue for any event. Multilevel exhibit and event spaces invite guests to explore galleries that illustrate the science and beauty of nature…all while enjoying an unforgettable evening. Whether you are hosting a seated dinner for 100 or a reception-style party for 1,800, we will transform the Museum to meet your vision.

The Nat is a nonprofit organization dedicated to interpreting the natural world through research, education, and exhibits. When you book your event at the Nat, you help support our mission of inspiring in all a respect for nature and the environment.

Hey Members! You just hit the lottery!
YES! You are reading correctly that you indeed get to bring a friend, co-worker, significant other or maybe just the mailman for a whopping $30.00!
Do not let this opportunity get away. They too will get to experience the dynamic Famous Member Showcase as well dazzle in the delights of our Silent Auction!
Spread the word you will not want to be the only one not there! 
*Max 5 guests per Member 

Member Showcase & Silent Auction

San Diego NACE Chapter is having a Casting Call! We are seeking out members to showcase and raise money at the same time! Please sign up today to showcase your business by participating and donating. We are currently casting for: 

· Creative & Innovative Booth Participants. Show off your stuff or service in a unique informative way. 

· Donate an item to highlight your business. This could include a product or an experience. 

· All participants and donors will have their business highlighted in our program and have their logos displayed throughout the event. 

· Donations will be distributed to our Chapter’s charity, Seany Foundation, NACE National Foundation and Our Local Chapter!! 

Please contact Kelly at 619.995.3080 to donate a fabulous gift!! 

Please contact Keith Danon at if you are interested in showcasing your company.  

Guest Speaker:

Donnell G. Bayot, Ph.D., CPCE, CHE, CFBE 
President, National Association for Catering & Events
Director of Academic Affairs, The International School of Hospitality

Biography/Career Summary 

Donnell is currently the National President for the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the Director of Academic Affairs at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH), a Past Public Commissioner for the Events Industry Council’s CMP Governance Commission, and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He started his professional career as a clinical researcher in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to his current position at TISOH, he was the Director of Religious Education for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas. Donnell is a Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE), and a Certified Food & Beverage Executive (CFBE).

Donnell is actively involved in the catering, event, wedding, and hotel industries through industry and association participation.  At NACE, he has served multiple roles both on the national board as well as chairing education committees.  On the local level he has served multiple terms at Las Vegas NACE including as Treasurer.  Donnell was appointed to the President's List of NACE National in 2010 for outstanding achievement and contribution to the association.  Outside of meetings and events, Donnell currently is in his second term on the Board of Advisors for the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association, an Institutional Commissioner for the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, and a Board Member for the Innovations International Charter School of Nevada.  

A curriculum designed around focused, practical short-term learning is the innovation in education developed by Donnell while at TISOH for TISOH. Donnell’s research on competency models has made an impact in academia and industry. His Ph.D. dissertation created a competency model for catering and event professionals. His efforts was rewarded by the Event Industry Council, the pre-eminent hospitality umbrella organization with 26 individual association members covering over 100,000 members, with their Pacesetter award in 2014.

He is the Founding President of the Las Vegas New Century Lions Club and the past President of the Lions Quest Inc., the educational foundation for the State of Nevada’s Lions Club.

 Menu by Feast on This

Tray Passed Appetizers
Caprese Kabobs
Baby Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil and Grape Tomato on a Mini Bamboo Stick and Drizzled with Olive Oil and Balsamic

Coconut Shrimp
Served with Sweet Chili Glaze

Filet Crostini
Tender Beef, Caramelized Onion, Maytag Blue Cheese and a Dollop of Horseradish Crème Garnished with Chives on
Seasonal Artisan Crostini

First Course
Strawberry Field Salad with Blue Cheese, Sliced Strawberries, Candied Pecans and Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

Served with Artisan Rolls and

Second Course - Dual Plated Entree (Gluten-Free) 
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Caramelized Onions and Thyme Jus Garnished with Grilled Lemon and Citrusy Salmon
with Grapefruit-Honey Glaze Garnished with a Grapefruit Crisp 

Vegetarian Option
Eggplant Gratin Panko Crusted and Pan Fried, Topped with Tangy Marinara Sauce, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Caper Berry 

Accompanied With:
Shallot Whipped Potatoes 
with Shallots, Butter and Cream 

Grilled Vegetables 
Char Grilled to Perfection and Tossed with
Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Fresh Herbs 

Third Course

Strawberry Shortcake
Sugary Biscuit Cake Topped with Fresh Sliced Strawberries, Strawberry Glaze and House Made Vanilla Chantilly Cream

Thank You to Our June Sponsors 

Spread the Love!
Share the NACE love by encouraging your friends, colleagues and employees to take their professional development and connections to the next level.  
When your colleagues join NACE and list you as a referrer on their membership application form, NACE will apply a $50 credit to your membership account for every new member who joins. The more people you refer, the more you save! 

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$30.00 Guest of a NACE Member
$40.00 after 12:00 am June 11

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$70.00 after 12:00 am June 11

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